September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

It's Festa Time

Last year, Newport’s Sons of Italy celebrated the 100th year of its founding. But the committee planning this year’s Festa Italiana is not slowing down. More...

‘Irish Bridget’ Talk

The Museum of Newport Irish History kicks off its 15th annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Author Margaret Lynch-Brennan, Ph.D. More...

School Committee Addresses New Academic Year

NEWPORT SCHOOLS

The Newport School Committee met on Tuesday, Sept. 13 for its first 2016-2017 school-year meeting with a full agenda of updates and items to discuss, including nine requiring a vote. More...

Self-Assessment Reveals Improvement in Policing

Since Middletown Police Chief Anthony Pesare was hired in 2004, he has aimed to expand the department’s community policing department. A recent study demonstrated the chief has made progress toward that goal. “It’s a proactive approach to policing. More...

Artists Urged to Seek Grants

Newport is a vital arts community with major projects coming to life, but it should do more to bring art funding to the city. More...

Marine Association Presents Award

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) will present its annual Anchor Award to Newport Shipyard during the International Boat Show to recognize the role the company has played in transforming a part of Newport’s waterfront into a wo More...

Foiling Scene

The next generation of foiling boats took to Narragansett Bay over four days of Foiling Week. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

MHS Boys Get First Win – Conquer Mt. Pleasant, 5-3

The Islanders and Kilties squared off in game three of the young Division II boys soccer season on Monday evening, Sept. 12, with selfsame records (0-1-1) against the identical opponents – both teams had tied Mt. More...

Paesanos Meet in Sister City

A delegation from Newport recently returned from a sister city excursion to Imperia, Italy. Above, the group is pictured with some of their Italian hosts. More...

Euthanized: Final Fate for Coyote

Dr. Numi Mitchell, lead biologist for the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, has announced the latest tracking results and behavioral tendencies of the collared coyote known as Cliff.  More...

ARCHI-TEXT

Zoning Laws Envision Continuity and Change

No place can stay the same forever, but every place must maintain a degree of consistency over time or it will cease to be what it once was. That is the conundrum and challenge of architecture and urban planning. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Greg Asadoorian

While some musicians show up at a gig with an ordered set list of what they’ll play, others crank out their standards and field occasional requests from the crowd. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, September 15  Buskers–Brian Twohey, 8:30 p.m.  Hotel Viking–Milt Javery, 5:30-9:30 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Mullet, 10 p.m.  Norey’s–Cote Percussion Jazz Combo, 7-10 p.m. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its second race in its fall series on Sunday, Sept. 11. The following are the results:  More...

Destroyer Leaves Port

Newporter and Thompson Middle School teacher Jen Robinson captured this shot of the Zumwalt (DDG 1000) as it left Newport on Monday, Sept. 12. More...

This Week in SPORTS

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL   More...